In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A charming and diverse neighbourhood with a strong sense of community and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Property Pulse

Mostly older homes, with a mix of single-detached houses, apartments, and townhouses. Spacious and charming.

Community Canvas

A diverse community with a mix of families, young professionals, and retirees. Friendly and welcoming.

What You'll Love

Great schools, abundant parks and recreational facilities, and a vibrant downtown area.

Have a look around Orillia.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Orillia is a city in Simcoe County between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Both lakes are part of the Trent-Severn Waterway. Although it is in Simcoe County, the city is politically independent. It is part of the Huronia region of Central Ontario. It was incorporated as a village in 1867, but the history of what is today the City of Orillia dates back at least several thousand years. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of fishing by the Huron and Iroquois peoples in the area over 4,000 years ago, and of sites used by Aboriginal peoples for hundreds of years for trading, hunting, and fishing.

People & Families in Orillia

Families with kids make up 34% of households in Orillia, while couples without children make up 27% of households and 33% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 93 different ethnic origins, and 10% are first-generation immigrants, while 14% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

13,260

Neighbourhood Population

30,724

Household Size

  • 1 person - 33%
  • 2 persons - 36%
  • 3 persons - 14%
  • 4 persons - 10%
  • 5 or more persons - 6%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 32%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 34%
  • Couples without children - 26%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 29%
  • 2 children - 18%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 62%
  • 65 years and over - 23%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 39%
  • English - 37%
  • Scottish - 27%
  • Irish - 25%
  • French - 13%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 3%
  • 25 to 34 years - 13%
  • 35 to 44 years - 12%
  • 45 to 54 years - 17%
  • 55 to 64 years - 21%
  • 65 to 74 years - 16%
  • 75 to 84 years - 10%
  • 85 years and over - 4%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 10%
  • 40 to 49 years - 10%
  • 50 to 59 years - 14%
  • 60 to 69 years - 13%
  • over 70 years - 14%

Orillia Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 11 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, 2 private schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Christian, Montessori, and French Immersion.

Public Schools

11

Catholic Schools

6

Private Schools

2

Having Fun in Orillia

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Orillia feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, skating, and water access. There are 34 parks in this neighbourhood, with 114 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

34

Number of Recreation Facilities

114

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 27
  • Dog Parks - 2
  • Arenas - 2
  • Rinks - 17
  • Tennis Courts - 8
  • Volleyball Courts - 2
  • Basketball Courts - 7
  • Ball Diamonds - 8
  • Sports Fields - 10
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 5
  • Skateboard Park - 1
  • Golf Course - 1
  • Beaches - 2
  • Sports Courts - 5
  • Outdoor Games Facilities - 2
  • Boating Facility - 1
  • Climbing Walls - 2
  • Country Club - 1
  • Trails - 10
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Getting Around in Orillia

There are 0 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Orillia, there are mostly vehicle commuters, a mix of commuting within and outside the city, and people have mostly short commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 59%
  • Commute to another city - 40%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 84%
  • Transit - 5%
  • Walk/bike - 9%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 23%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 13%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 4%
  • 60 minutes and over - 7%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 50%

Work and Education in Orillia

In this neighbourhood, 17% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 53% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 22%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 10%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 9%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 4%
  • $200,000 and over - 2%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 34%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 13%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 12%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 14%
  • Retail trade - 13%
  • Accommodation and food services - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 53% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 41% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Orillia Homes

In Orillia, there are a mix of home types. Orillia has a consistent population, with 44% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 15% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 54%
  • Semi-detached house - 2%
  • Duplex - 6%
  • Row house - 8%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 19%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 6%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 10%
  • Not condominium - 89%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 14%
  • 2 bedrooms - 26%
  • 3 bedrooms - 37%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 20%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 28%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 11%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 11%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 4%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 5%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 3%
  • 1960 or before - 34%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 61%
  • Renter - 38%

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